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Power UP Your August with the Self Advocacy Power Network for All (SAPNA)

SAPNA is a project of the PA Office of Developmental Programs (ODP), managed by Self Advocates United as 1 (SAU1). All SAPNA events are scheduled for eastern standard time and close-captioned for those using video.

Families, staff, and guests are welcome to listen and learn.

  • Let’s Talk About Your Vision For YOUR Everyday Life! Mon. Aug. 1, 1 to 3 pm
    • What do YOU want in your life?
    • How do you make it happen?
    • Who can help?
    • Learn how to plan for, and get, the life YOU want!
  • All About Rights! Fri. Aug. 5, 11 am to 1 pm
    • Human and Civil Rights
    • History of Rights
    • ODP Services
    • Rules about People’s Rights
    • Complaints about Services
    • Speaking Up for Your Rights
  • All About Jobs! Fri. Aug. 12, 11 am to 1 pm 
    • Your rights.
    • Planning to work.
    • Finding a job.
    • Keeping your job.
    • Workplace accommodations.
    • ODP funded services.
    • Other supports.
    • Work and your benefits.
  • Power Talk with ODP! Tues. Aug. 16, 10:30 to 11:30 am
    • Join to talk about services, issues, and Covid.
    • Get the answers you need to speak up and live your life, your way.
    • Call or email by July with your questions and comments, and SAPNA will share them with ODP.
  • Let’s Speak Up! Fri. Aug. 19, 11 am to 1:00 pm 
    • Do you know your rights?
    • Are you getting what you want and need?
    • Join to learn all about speaking up.
    • Tell ways YOU speak up!
  • All About Relationships! Tues. Aug. 23, 1 pm to 3 pm 
    • The different kinds
    • How we make them
    • Healthy relationships
    • Unhealthy relationships
    • What abuse is
    • What to do about abuse
    • Ways YOU can learn more

Here’s how you can join the events!

For video and audio by computer or smartphone, get the passcode from Rita anytime before the event! Call 724 588 2378 or Email power@sau1.org.

The day of the event, go online at sau1.me/zoom then enter the passcode or join right from our online events calendar at sau1.me/events and enter the passcode.

For just audio from a smartphone tap +16468769923,,2233445555# and wait to hear “You are in the meeting now.”

For just audio on any phone, dial (646)876-9923, then meeting ID 223 344 5555 ##

SAU1 reserves the right to remove anyone from their events who does not follow our ground rules as explained on each call.

SAU1’s mission is to support the self advocacy of people with disabilities for positive impact in our communities and in people’s lives. SAU1 is a PA non-profit led and staffed by people with disabilities, for people with disabilities.

Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, August 12, 2022, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
  • Friday, August 19, 2022, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Past Dates

  • Monday, August 1, 2022, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Friday, August 5, 2022, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm




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